International Journal of Production Research volume 55, issue 24, P7496-7508 2017 DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2017.1374572 View full text
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Steven Hoedt, Arno Claeys, Hendrik Van Landeghem, Johannes Cottyn

Abstract: Due to the low volume high variety strategies of manufacturing companies, manual assembly operators have a much larger cognitive load than before. The expertise of the operators must be kept up to date at any time. Since the high investment and low flexibility of a real setting to perform a manual assembly training, a virtual replica is introduced in many cases. The aim of this paper is to study the effect of an elementary virtual training for manual assembly tasks. In literature, different studies on the topi…

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